Associate Professor of Dance
Joined Connecticut College: 2003
B.A. Colby College; M.F.A., Smith College
Heidi Henderson is the artistic director of elephant JANE dance.
Heidi grew up in Skowhegan, Maine, spent some time in New York City, and now lives in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
She is a four-time recipient of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowship for excellence in the field. Her work has been performed in London, Korea, NYC, at Jacob’s Pillow in Mass., The Flynn Space in Burlington, VT, The Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, and at many other places in New England. Heidi danced in the companies of Bebe Miller, Nina Weiner and Paula Josa-Jones, and with Colleen Thomas, Peter Schmitz and Sondra Loring.
She is a contributing editor at "Contact Quarterly: a vehicle for moving ideas." Her book, "Growing Place," contains interviews with artists of the Bates Dance Festival. An interview about Heidi’s choreographic process can be found on Movement Research’s Critical Correspondence: www.movementresearch.org/criticalcorrespondence/blog/?p=5374
She teaches regularly at the Bates Dance Festival. She has taught at Dance New Amsterdam, DanceSpace Inc. in NYC, NYU’s Tisch Dance Summer Festival, Moving Target Boston, and in many residencies at colleges in the US.
She has been on the dance faculty of Amherst College, Colby College, Hampshire College, The University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Roger Williams University.
At Connecticut College, Henderson teaches Modern Technique, Composition, Improvisation, Anatomy, and Dance Writing.